Sunday, January 31, 2010

Joe lights it up for the Olympics

Rider and guide extraordinaire Joe Schwartz was invited to ride with the Olympic torch in his hometown of Nelson BC last week for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Congratulations Joe!!

Want to ride with Joe in 2010? how about DH'ing in the Alps? Alpenrock.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Life Cycles and Vanderham

The brainchild of photographer Derek Frankowski and Ryan Gibb, the highly anticipated Life Cycles film sheds some light on filming a segment at the Whistler Bike Park last fall with Thomas Vanderham. This movie has been in the works for a few years now and every so often a whisper of a rumour is heard, a photo surfaces of McCaul boosting an air in the Prairies, of something very different that is being created. I predict that we're all going to be blown away and the bar will be raised, not only for mountain biking films, but for action sports films...

Speaking of Vanderham, I couldn't help but think back to the trip we did together in Morocco back in '05 with Andrew Shandro, Matt Hunter and The Collective. Has it been that long?

Vanderham and Hunter navigating the souk in Marrakech.

Thomas stepped up to the plate and was the first to hit this air. It was truly in the middle of nowhere.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

NEW! Victoria BC Performance Camps with Seamus and Dre

Seamus McGrath and Andreas Hestler in cooperation with Big Mountain and BC Bike Race launch Performance Cycling Camps - two seven day training camps in Victoria BC, March 1-8 and March 8-15.  Join two of mountain biking's most celebrated athletes; 3 Olympics, multiple National Titles, countless World Cup wins and a couple of BC Bike Race wins - what an opportunity! Go to the Performance Camps website to read more.

Want to ride with this man for a week? Presenting Seamus McGrath.

Dre doing what he loves.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Dirt Mag interview: Chris Winter

The latest edition of UK's DIRT dishes some out on Big Mountain's Chris Winter.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

the Dirt Merchant...Morocco

Last November a group of mostly strangers met in Marrakech to ride their bikes on our Dirt Merchant trip....

Thanks to Peter Buck for sharing this with us! And some killer photos from Mr. Daveid Phillips's collection: